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Paw Paw's

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ok so a couple years ago I decided to have edible landscape. Everything you couldn't eat I pulled and replaced with a fruit, veggie, or herb. Well one of the things that I found was paw paw's. I have never had them or even seen them but they sounded really good plus the plant sounded very interesting. So anyway today I'm spreading some compost around it and have this crazy thought. What if I don't like this things when they produce. It has been 4 years now since I planted them. They are not very fast growing trees which I knew. Maybe 5 feet tall now. So they should bear fruit in a year or 2 , I hope. But what if after 5 or 6 years they produce some awful fruit. Oh well they are suppose to have leaves that look like banana leaves.

  
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CARDAMOMMA 6/13/2012 5:29PM

    I hope you get some soon so you can tell me how they are! I've heard they taste like banana/tropical fruit custard. Eat it with a spoon.
My 100% edible landscape is going in next spring when we're done with the remodel. Lots of blueberries and raspberries. 3 or 4 fruit trees (probably an apple, a plum, a mulberry, and maybe an asian pear), and then lots of greens and perennials like walkign onions and jersusalem artichokes, kale, chard, lettuces, etc.
Probably try a green-tea tree, too.
Because I only have room for 3 or 4 fruit trees, I'd love it if you happened to get a paw paw to produce soon and tell me if it's worth it!
I love when you blog about your garden.



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MEXGAL1 6/13/2012 1:06PM

    never heard of them. very interesting. will be interested to hear how they are to eat.

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HEALTHYLISA 6/13/2012 12:06PM

    What a cool idea to make an edible landscape ! I have tried Paw Paw fruit ~ mostly like banana with a mango like flavor and seeds. They are probably an acquired taste since not readily available at most stores but I like trying new fruits and veggies so I tried one and actually look forward to having another one day ! You have a conversation piece growing in your yard ! Enjoy !

IM-SO-WORTH-IT ~~ Thanks for posting recipes ! If I can remember when they ripen I will visit my neighbor and get a few Paw-Paw fruits and try a recipe :)

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IM-SO-WORTH-IT 6/13/2012 11:18AM

    The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) fruit has a tropical like flavor that resembles a combination of banana, mango, and pineapple.

You can find some tasty pawpaw recipes here.

http://www.pawpaw.kysu
.edu/Recipes.htm

Enjoy it!

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LITTLEBO 6/13/2012 8:33AM

    Maybe you will have to "learn to eat your paw paw" just like "learning to eat your vegetables". LOL!!!!! :) Really, you can learn to eat anything....might not be good, but you can eat it....like mustard greens...yuck! (I've never even heard of paw paw, so you are on your own there....) :)

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JENNIFERLYNN76 6/13/2012 7:52AM

    Have you research what anyone else has said they taste like? I would be curious to see if they are similar to any other fruit. Here's to hoping you like it hee hee

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JSALERNO 6/12/2012 7:47PM

    WELL IF THE FRUIT IS ANYTHING LIKE A BANANA YOU'LL BE IN LUCK.

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Great day in garden

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Today has been a great day in the garden. Got sage and basil picked and in the dehydrated. A couple of kholirabi were ready. Tomatoes are looking good and picked some red currants and made them into jam. YUM YUM. Gooseberries were very good as well.

  
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CARDAMOMMA 6/11/2012 1:25AM

    You're SO LUCKY!!! Your garden sounds amazing.

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NOTHIN2IT 6/11/2012 12:09AM

    Wow! Sounds awesome! I have a long time before things in my garden will be ready. Can't wait though :)

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LITTLEBO 6/10/2012 9:28PM

    Funny how working all day in the garden beat working all day on the job.... emoticon
Nothing better than cutting up a kholorabi while still in the garden....YUM

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 6/10/2012 5:06PM

    Kohlrabi is my fav!! Yum!!!

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MEXGAL1 6/10/2012 3:54PM

    sounds wonderful!

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RBETYOURASS 6/10/2012 3:44PM

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We have decided on planting a garden ourselves. Now what and when is another thing!
Sounds yummy!


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JSALERNO 6/10/2012 3:06PM

    SOUNDS GOOD

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Why did I volunteer

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ok so it is now Saturday morning and I'm getting ready for work wondering why I volunteered. What was I thinking? I could still be sleeping. Sounded like such a good idea when I did it, now not so sure. Oh well today is a easy day, I'll be on a forklift today, scary thought, moving stuff around. Everyone have a great day.

  
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NELKATA 6/10/2012 3:45AM

    I have this volunteering problem too. It's always the need to be useful that lures me into it and the thought of the extra money that makes it bearable. I feel proud I have quite vigorously avoided volunteering on my current job though. Really proud!

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LITTLEBO 6/9/2012 11:04PM

    It was just a momentary lapse in judgement....hope you enjoy tomorrow.
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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 6/9/2012 9:21AM

    LOL...that is how I always feel when I agree to stuff. Seems like a great idea until the day comes!
Make it a good one!

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MEXGAL1 6/9/2012 8:04AM

    Have a good day! Extra money never hurts!

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JSALERNO 6/9/2012 5:48AM

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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JENN42076 6/9/2012 5:47AM

    have a great day I often get that feeling when I say I will go to work when I wasnt scheduled glad I am not the only one

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CHANDRADENNIS 6/9/2012 5:46AM

    lol well at least youre doing a good deed!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 6/9/2012 5:36AM

    Have a great day!! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 6/9/2012 5:28AM

  Good job for volunteering!

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Who are you neighbors

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Sitting here ready an article on passive solar homes. Strange how they make it sound like a new idea. House with southern facing windows with overhangs or porches to help block sun as it rises and gets hot. open flow plan so if you open windows it cools the house. New idea they say except every older home around here was built that way, but anyway it made me think about front porches.
I remember when I first brought my wife to small town America. She used to laugh because you always waved to everyone. somebody drove by, you waved, they waved back. She would say who was that, you respond, I don't know. Then why did you wave she would ask. Just being neighborly.
But aside from waving to everyone I remember sitting on the front porch talking to your neighbors. You see all this new construction with no porches. They have fenced in back yards for entertaining. I know if you ask a lot of people who their neighbors are they don't have a clue.
So as I look at what they call new ideas I think to myself that maybe our forefathers knew what they were doing, plus they knew their neighbors.

  
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CARDAMOMMA 6/11/2012 1:26AM

    You are so right.

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STARTINGALLOVER 6/10/2012 1:39PM

    You are so right.. I miss the front porches. You dont need to know who's waving.. ya just wave back - or passing each other on the road.. the steering wheel 2 fingers wave. I really miss that to. I grew up in the prairies (western Canada) and it is still like that there... I go back to visit and its like stepping back in time. In the best way possible though. Thanks for reminding me.. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 6/9/2012 12:18PM

    No front porches, and windows that only open on the bottom (?) ... or worse not at all... is what air conditioning bought!

I'm the only house in the 'hood that doesn't have a fenced in back yard... its mandatory in this town to have a fence. I got an exception as my house backs onto a bikepath/creek/park. The downside is that I've had my share of Peeping Toms, bu that's why I've got Starr.

ha

: )
Mzzchief

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MEXGAL1 6/7/2012 7:08AM

    It is a bit sad that folks don't get to know one another anymore. Well, I can say that where we live in Mexico it's still a small village and everyone says "Bunes Dias" even if they don't know you. It's very friendly. I like that!
Have a great day.
Sallie

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JSALERNO 6/7/2012 5:53AM

    UNTIL I MET MY BF I DIDN'T KNOW MY NEIGHBORS NOW I KNOW EVERYONE AND THEY ARE ALL TRYING TO MOVE. I WILL BE TOO SOON.

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KISSFAN1 6/6/2012 7:30PM

    That's typical in the south (waving to everyone) even if you don't know who they are. Where I grew up, all your neighbors brought food time as a family member died. You never had to cook anything as you inundated with food of every type possible.

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LITTLEBO 6/6/2012 7:17PM

    LOL!!!! Oh, yes. The farmer's head nod in lieu of a wave cause they were lugging a bail of hay and they couldn't wave.......

Everything old in new again.....

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Tobacco / nicotine free at last

Saturday, June 02, 2012

First off let me say thank you to all who sent emails concerned about me.
I'm fine. Last week was just one of those really busy weeks where you seem like you need about 50 hours in a day to get everything done. I did manage to finish getting my garden out and it is doing well.
Ok so this week I came off the nicotine gum. Oh mine, Felt really tired and wore out for the first three days. The same way I felt when I went from the tobacco from the gum. So it wasn't a real productive week. lots of sleep until life returned to normal. So now I can say I'm feeling great again and I'm tobacco/nicotine free. Hard to believe how it could effect the body so much, but now that it is finally out of my system lets see what good we can do. Took 6 weeks to break that habit, but I achieved my goal.

  
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MZZCHIEF 6/9/2012 12:12PM

    That's a pretty amazing accomplishment!
Congratulations.


: )
Mzzchief

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AWOOD1973 6/5/2012 3:56AM

    What a great accomplishment! You SHOULD be proud! :) Awesome!

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STARWARSFAN2 6/4/2012 9:57PM

    Super work! Here's to your health. emoticon

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JAYLYNZ 6/4/2012 2:26PM

    Woop Woop!!!

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CAMAEL100 6/3/2012 10:34AM

    Great to lose weight and give up cigs at the same time. You must be feeling much healthier. Well done.

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CARDAMOMMA 6/2/2012 11:11PM

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That's just so awesome.

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CHUBBABUGG 6/2/2012 4:54PM

    This is an Awe-Inspiring Moment...Congrats!!!

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KPINSKI82 6/2/2012 10:28AM

    great work!

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JENNIFERLYNN76 6/2/2012 9:59AM

    emoticon So proud of you!! This was a good reason not to see or hear from you lately :)

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THROOPER62 6/2/2012 8:32AM

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MEXGAL1 6/2/2012 8:09AM

    I am so proud of you! I was wondering how you were making out. I simply hate smoking. My Aunt is killing herself with cigs. I understand that it is the hardest habit to stop....so good for you!
Congrats!!!
Sallie

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ELISAJANE57 6/2/2012 7:59AM

    emoticon That is awesome!

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GOGETUMX2 6/2/2012 7:30AM

    Way to go!!!

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LITTLEBO 6/2/2012 7:29AM

    That is PHENOMENAL!!!!!!

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MKRUSE34 6/2/2012 7:14AM

    Way to go!!!

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JSALERNO 6/2/2012 6:18AM

    emoticon I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT. emoticon
GLAD YOUR BUSY WEEK DIDN'T GET IN THE WAY OF QUITTING SMOKING.

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CARDAMOMMA 6/2/2012 3:22AM

    That's awesome! Congratulations!

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 6/2/2012 2:50AM

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